ntp config tech note

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at telecomplete.co.uk
Sun May 23 20:37:18 UTC 2004

I would be very worried about forcing an unchecked clock sync against a single 
time source in this way.. if your source is broken you can break a lot..

i think the limit is 1000s so you shouldnt be slipping by that much unless 
something is broken?


On Thu, 20 May 2004, Jared Mauch wrote:

> 	I've found it useful on older machines (PCs with cheap clocks and
> oscilators) to cron ntpdate once an hour to prevent the clock from
> getting too far off by itself.  I've found the daemon doesn't do good enough
> of a job to sync on it's own...
> 	I'm also wondering, how many people are using the ntp.mcast.net
> messages to sync their clocks?  what about providing ntp
> to your customers via the "ntp broadcast" command on
> serial links, etc..?
> 	- jared

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